Physical Exam

Family & Walk-In Clinic located in Murfreesboro, TN
Physical Exam

Physical Exam services offered in Murfreesboro, TN

Every individual needs to visit the doctor regularly to prevent illnesses and diseases. An annual physical exam (or wellness visit) at Braxton Medical Clinic, LLC, with George Tsibu, NP-C, and his team of experienced primary care physicians, provides you with higher chances of early detection, which lowers the risk of a variety of health conditions. With regular health exams, you can know more about what to do to have a longer lifespan and healthier lifestyle. Call the Murfreesboro, Tennessee, office or book your appointment online today.

Physical Exam Q&A

Why is an annual physical exam so important?

A yearly physical exam keeps your health care up-to-date and provides guidance on reducing your risk for disease, ensuring you can live a longer and healthier life. Your doctor can provide information, motivation, and support to stop smoking, lose unhealthy pounds, or help you to manage risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer.

What are some reasons to schedule a physical exam?

A physical exam or wellness visit is recommended for people of all ages. Regular exams allow your doctor to identify and even prevent health conditions before they become severe and in the early stages of diagnosis or treatment.

Regular physical exams help you build a relationship with your doctor and health care professionals.

Scheduling annual physical exams also help the team to establish baselines, such as weight and blood pressure, allowing your doctor to identify potential health risks and create health goals. You can also update vaccinations, review medications, and request blood tests and other laboratory services.

What is included in a physical exam?

Your physical exam with the team at Braxton Medical Clinic, LLC, may include any combination of the following:

  • Annual physical exam
  • Pap Smear
  • Women wellness visit
  • DOT physical exam
  • Sports physical
  • And more

The essential elements of a physical exam also include measuring critical vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and weight. Vital signs are important for everyone to monitor, especially if you have a family history of heart disease.

The team evaluates your body using observation, palpitation, percussion, and auscultation. Observation includes using instruments to look into your eyes, ears, nose, and throat. They may examine your extremities, abdomen, and skin for any signs of health changes.

What should I bring to a physical exam?

To best prepare for your physical exam, make sure to bring the following items:

  • List of medications you take
  • Results of medical tests
  • Current list of immunizations

When you schedule your physical exam, ask the team if you need to fast before your appointment. Specific blood tests require fasting. 

For more information about the medical care services offered at Braxton Medical Clinic, LLC, don’t hesitate to contact the team anytime. They look forward to being at your service. To schedule a physical exam for you or a family member, call the office or request an appointment online today.